Discover the Normandy landing beaches of World War II with insight from a private guide and comfortable transport by private vehicle on this 12-hour tour from Paris. Over the course of the day, you'll experience this historically rich area with visits to Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, La Pointe du Hoc, and more.
Start your day trip with pickup from your Paris hotel in the morning for the 3-hour drive to the Normandy coast with your private guide, traveling by air-conditioned minivan (either a Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle).
You'll take one break during the drive to purchase snacks or drinks, if you wish (own expense), before arriving at your first stop, one of the most emblematic places in Normandy, where a small group of rangers managed to take a German battery strategically placed on top of a cliff.
From there, continue to Omaha Beach, perhaps the best-known of the D-Day landing beaches, where you can see monuments and memorials such as 'The Braves' and one dedicated to the members of the National Guard who landed with the 29th division. Then head to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, where you can explore the visitors' center and museum before walking along the rows of white crosses that honor American troops who died during WWII.
Next, visit Arromanches and Juno Beach before making the return drive to Paris, where your day trip ends.